PM Modi condemns murder of BJP leader in Kashmir whose security was removed
Ghulam Mohammed Mir who was the BJP’s district vice president in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district was shot dead by militants late Saturday night.Updated: May 05, 2019, 09:42 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the murder of a BJP leader in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir .
Ghulam Mohammed Mir who was the district vice president of the BJP in Anantnag district was shot dead by militants at his home late at night.
In a tweet Sunday morning, Modi said there is no place for such violence in our country.
BJP leaders said that Mir had been threatened several times but despite that the government withdrew his security recently.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti had also condoled Mir’s killing.
The BJP leader was shot dead ahead of Monday’s third and final phase of polling in Pulwama and Shopian districts for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
Polls for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is being held in three phases due to security reasons. Two phases had passed without any militant attack on any political worker.